President Xi Jinping’s daughter Xi Mingze, is at Harvard

One of the major irritations among ordinary Chinese about what they perceive as abuse of privilege by senior Communist Party members is the way the le(...)

The trial has concluded of ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai (centre), pictured along with former Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun (left), who first told Bo that the latter’s wife Gu Kailai (right) had probably murdered British business Neil Heywood. Photograph: Reuters

Chinese prosecutors demanded a heavy sentence for ousted politician Bo Xilai as his divisive, dramatic trial ended this morning, saying his “whimsica(...)

Bo Xilai, left,  speaks to Jinan intermediate people’s court during his corruption trial.  Photograph: video via AP

Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai described his wife Gu Kailai as “insane” after video testimony in which she described how political favours and (...)

Gu Kailai, wife of Bo Xilai, the former Chongqing Communist Party chief who is on trial, speaks in this still image  from  video provided by the Jinan Intermediate People’s Court which was recorded at an unknown location and screened today during Bo’s trial in Jinan, Shandong province. Photograph: Jinanzhongyuan/Reuters

Fallen Chinese politician Bo Xilai labelled his wife insane today after she testified at his landmark trial that he knew of money and a villa in the (...)

Bo Xilai stands on trial at the court in eastern China’s Shandong province on Thursday. Photograph: AP/Jinan Intermediate People’s Court

Bo Xilai, the purged one-time rising star of the Chinese Communist Party, struck a combative note on the first day of his trial in the eastern city of(...)

Media gather outside the Jinan Intermediate People’s Court for the trial.  Bo Xilai made global headlines last year when his wife wife Gu Kailai was charged and convicted of murdering British businessman Neil Heywood. Photograph: Feng Li/Getty Images

China’s biggest political trial in decades opened today with an extraordinary display of defiance by Bo Xilai, the former Communist party high-flyer f(...)

A man walks past JPMorgan Chase’s international headquarters on Park Avenue in New York. The news that JPMorgan Chase is being investigated by the US Securities and Exchange Commission over its hiring policy in China has not been widely reported in China. Photograph: Reuters/Andrew Burton

Reports that US authorities have opened an investigation into whether JPMorgan Chase hired the children of powerful Chinese officials to help it win b(...)